This is what we’ve come to – programmable jars that remember expiration dates and know how much of whatever is inside (assuming you get that correct the first time). It might be quite useful for dementia patients who forget things – presuming they still remember how to configure an iPad, which strikes me as a touch more complex than remembering what an ingredient you can see in a glass jar actually is.
On the other hand, if this jar really is smart, and it really does “think like me,” I can think of some situations it could quite crucially help to avoid.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist